iron+carbon

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    Pittsburgh,PA
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    Smithing,Medieval Military history,edged weapons

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  1. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I am very excited about these burners and wanted to make sure I build them correctly. I also want to thank you for your book and wealth of information posted on this site.
  2. I am in the process of building two 1 inch furnace burners. I'm following the plans from Michael Porter's book. I'm at the stage where I need to cut the air slots out and was wondering if I could make 3 wider slots instead of the 6 that the plans call for. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I do have a rotary tool with all necessary attachments to cut out slots.
  3. Thanks for the confirmation Josh. I'm glad I took a chance on this anvil and that it was identified so quickly. Amazingly even after the tremendous beating that it took, it still has about a 70% rebound.
  4. I just have a one burner forge and I got a 0-60 psi regulator for it. I usually never go above about 15 psi though. I got mine at my local welding supply. I know it's overkill, but I won't have to get another one when I upgrade my forge.
  5. That's what I was hoping. Thanks for the replies. Nice anvil Justin. I apologize for huge pictures, I'm still trying to figure out how to post normal sized ones.
  6. Just found this today. It was painted and I wire brushed and oiled it. The only marking I can see is the raised 8 underneath the horn. There is 2 handling holes, one under horn and the heel. Any help will be appreciated.
  7. Thanks guys. What I didn't mention is that it took me three days to make those tongs. I enjoyed every minute of it though. Shamus, I'm not sure about Ellwood City, I just joined PAABA. It's a blacksmithing group for the Pittsburgh area. Frosty, I bet you have a lot of tongs!
  8. Your anvil seems to be kind of rare. Mr. Richard Postman the author of "Anvils in America" might appreciate some info and pics of what you have.
  9. That's a good size. I'm looking forward to finding out how you heat treat it. This is quite a project you took on. I like the shape of the horn, it makes sense to customize it to your needs.
  10. Looks good. Did you heat treat it yet? If so how did you do it?
  11. Thanks for the reply Frosty. Here's the second set of tongs I made. Ugly but functional.
  12. Hi everyone. I am new to smithing and also posting anything online. I have been able to find the answers to all of my questions so far, just by reading topics already discussed. I feel like I'm very fortunate to have all the information that is available nowadays between the internet and books that weren't written till the late nineties. It seems like a good time to get involved in all of this. My next move is going to be joining PAABA.